Picture It Framed 6hr workshop

6 hour format
Skill level: All levels
Sewing machine (not required)
iron and board optional
Supply Fee: $10.00 per student
Optional Kit $25.00




Your small scale textile art will never be mistaken for a potholder again! Come create a small fabric collage, learn some basic design, a few stitching and beading techniques, and make a small art-quilt.While you prepare a canvas on which to mount your artwork, Lyric will demonstrate a number of different framing and mounting possibilities suitable for any textile treasure you create.


$10.00 supply fee (covers framing materials)
Fabric scissors
Small shallow bowl or container to keep beads in (“Altoid” type tins work well)
Rubber finger (optional – to help pull your needles… from an office supply store)
Lamp or Magnifying lamp (optional)

Buy a kit ($25) There is no need to reserve a kit. Lyric will bring plenty.

OR bring:

  • seed beads: size 11 and/or 15, 1 tube each of 2 colors
  • seed beads: size 6, 1 tube
  • bugle beads: 1 tube
  • cabochon, button (no shank) or flat bead, minimum 20mm diameter
  • fat quarter or 8×10 piece of background fabric
  • couple of fabric scraps (pre-fused to wonder-under if you’d like to save a little time)
  • long applique needle size 11 (I prefer foxglove cottage straw needles)
  • batting, fat quarter sized or 8”x10”
  • wonder-under, 1/2 yd
  • Fabric for back of quilt, 8”x10” or fat quarter
  • nymo or sylamide beading thread: to match your beads or background fabric

Some of my classes get taught all the time, some only occasionally. Picture It Framed is a class that is seldom chosen by guilds and I had completely forgotten how much fun it is!

Lisa_DodsonLisa Dodson

The Illini Country Stitchers are a happy and fabulous group of women who were a blast to have in class! Maggie_SzafranskiMaggie Szfranski

We spent the morning learning beading techniques and creating a small art quilt then painted gallery wrapped canvases to mount them on. DiannePedersenDianne Pedersen

I also demonstrated a whole bunch of different framing and mounting methods. IMG_0223